A panniculus is a large thick layer of fat that is found in the abdominal region of people who are obese. If you are of normal weight you should not have a panniculus present, but it is something you may have heard about.
What is Panniculus? Although most commonly associated with obesity, a panniculus can sometimes develop due to weight gain in pregnancy. The problem with a panniculus is that not only is it unsightly but it can cause additional health problems.